Moral Crusades in an Age of Mistrust: The Jimmy Savile Scandal

Moral Crusades in an Age of Mistrust: The Jimmy Savile Scandal

by F. Furedi
     
 

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The epidemic of scandals unleashed by the Savile Scandal highlights the precarious status of relations of trust. The rapid escalation of this crisis offers insights into the relationship between anxieties about childhood and the wider moral order. This book explains why western society has become so uncomfortable with the exercise of authority.

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The epidemic of scandals unleashed by the Savile Scandal highlights the precarious status of relations of trust. The rapid escalation of this crisis offers insights into the relationship between anxieties about childhood and the wider moral order. This book explains why western society has become so uncomfortable with the exercise of authority.

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ISBN-13:
9781137338013
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
03/19/2013
Edition description:
2013
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Frank Furedi, author and broadcaster, is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent, UK. He has written widely on the culture of fear. His work deals with the impact of fear on discussions of childhood, health, new technology and food, and investigates the interaction between risk consciousness and perceptions of fear and trust relations in contemporary society.

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